It’s an unfortunate fact that many workers each year suffer hearing and vision loss as a result of a workplace injury. Certain jobs pose more of a hazard than others. For instance, loud noise on a construction site can deteriorate your hearing over time. Vision damage can also occur from things like head or eye injuries.
The good news is that our Work Injury lawyers can help. Our firm has represented many clients who filed claims for eye injuries, blindness, hearing and vision loss. We have settled and won cases like these before.
At Work Injury Rights, our group of experienced lawyers will work and fight for you, demonstrating the validity of your claim, as well as maximize your benefits. Contact us today to learn more about securing the highest quality legal representation in Florida. Call us at 954-833-5226.
Hearing Loss and Workers’ Compensation
The first thing people usually think of when they hear about work-related injuries are slip and fall accidents, back injuries, torn ligaments, burns, and concussions. However, hearing loss is also quite common. According to the NIDCD, around 18 percent of adults in the US from the ages of 20 to 69 suffer hearing loss from exposure to loud noises at work.
Not all injuries come from an accident or specific event. Work-related hearing loss is gradual by nature. This makes it easy for hearing loss to go undetected. The onset of work-related hearing loss often comes from daily exposure to extremely loud noise.
To qualify for a hearing loss workers’ compensation claim, you need to prove that you have been exposed to extremely loud noise while at work. You must also show that the noise at your job is severe enough to be considered hazardous.
Contact our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers to help walk you through the legal process!
Vision Loss and Workers’ Compensation
If you suffer from vision loss—your ability to work may be affected. For example, construction workers who suffer severe vision loss can’t work safely on a construction site anymore. The risk is just too great, especially for jobs that involve handling toxic chemicals or driving. Vision loss in the workplace can mean that you won’t be able to safely perform your duties anymore.
Losing your eyesight can be one of the most serious work-related injuries. Workplace vision loss can be debilitating, leaving workers unable to perform their duties, along with the inability to perform other day-to-day activities like driving. Losing your vision can permanently put you out of work, leaving workers with few options when it comes to their livelihood.
Contact Work Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation Today for Your Hearing and Vision Loss
Given how much is at stake with these types of serious hearing and vision loss and/or injuries, it’s important to find the right legal representation. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer is an essential part of protecting your best interests. Following your hearing and vision loss, a knowledgeable lawyer can protect your rights and ensure that you receive all the workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to under Florida law.
If you have experienced hearing and vision loss due to job-related tasks, you need to seek the legal guidance of a workers’ compensation lawyer. At Work Injury Rights, our expert legal team can help you file a claim and secure the settlement you deserve. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t have to pay unless you are awarded a settlement. We are also available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by phone or through our contact forms.
Contact us today for a free consultation about your hearing and vision loss by calling 954-833-5226.